Here is a rare and museum qualityl antique Palestinian embroidered shawl from the mid 1800s. It is silk floss on a handwoven hemp background. The purple dye may be derived from.
This dye is also known as Tyrian purple, Phoenician purple or Imperial purple and is extracted one drop at a time from Mediterranean sea snails since antiquity. Dimensions: It measures 35 x 77 inches. Materials: Silk floss and hemp.Condition: Excellent with some stains. (please note I rarely wash antique textiles as methods vary with curators and collectors who sometimes prefer to preserve textiles in their "as-found" DNA). Provenance: acquired from a textile collector. The item "RARE MUSEUM MID-1800 ANTIQUE PALESTINIAN HEMP + SILK EMBROIDERY SHAWL TYRIAN DYE" is in sale since Friday, July 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Tapestries". The seller is "textilum" and is located in Memphis, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.